Chiavoghilefu ran a cargo business in Italy with bases in Napoli and Rome
The death of his royal highness Emmanuel Ikechuwuku Chiavoghilefu, the ruler of the Amaovo-Nkwuogu Community in the Osisioma-Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia State, Nigeria, shocked the Nigerian Community late last year. Chiavoghilefu who died after a brief illness is popular figure in Italy where his Samapes Cargo Company held sway in the 90s and 2000.

The news of the late traditional ruler was broken to AfroLife by his right hand man in Italy, the CEO of Elite and Logistic Company, Napoli, Mr. Emeka Udalla. Chiavoghilefu’s business foray in Italy spanning some two decades took him all over the country, establishing his bases in the capital Rome, and the southern port city of Napoli from where he shipped out goods for his numerous clients to different destinations across the world.

Of note is the bold steps taken by the late traditional ruler in mobilising the Nigerian Community to stem the rising wave of violent attacks against his compatriots by the now wanted killer and armed robber Joseph Obafueko alias Joe Bendel and his gang in the early 2000. Chiavoghilefu in conjunction with AfroLife and some prominent members of the community met with the Embassy of Nigeria in Rome where strategies were mapped out to neutralise Joe Bendel.

Emmanuel Ikechuwuku Chiavoghilefu who was 62 at his death, was buried yesterday February 26th at his palace in Amaovo-Nkwuogu. An outing church service takes place tomorrow February 28 at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Amaovo.